Two teachers of Confucius Institute attend the 7th NCLC
Group Photo at the NCLC (Source: Ni Qingquan)
The 7th National Chinese Language Conference held in Los Angeles from May 5th to 8th. Ni Qingquan and Liu Xiaoling attended this Conference.
The event is co-organized by the Asia Society, Colleague board and Confucius Headquarters, also known as the HANBAN. The theme of the conference is “Building Capacity, Coast to Coast”. The members participated in the conference including administrators, educators and teachers from Confucius institute, US.
The former Australian prime minister Kevin•Michael•Rudd attended and addressed the conference. “The ancient China has a great saying which is there is nothing on heaven to fear, there is nothing on earth to fear, there is only one thing to fear that Kevin Rudd is still speaking Chinese," Rudd began his speech in such a humorous way.
The conference program included plenary sessions, 70+ breakouts, and cultural performances. The program focused on program quality and sustainability; cutting-edge approaches to teaching that incorporate culture; technology and international exchange; and best practices in the classroom leading to high levels of language proficiency. It had provided a high-profile platform for sharing new ideas and best practices in the field of Chinese language and culture teaching and learning, and U.S.–China educational exchange.
The national Chinese Language Conference has been running annually since 2008. Right now there're over 100 Confucius institutes and 318 Confucius classrooms in the United States. It has played a significant role in promoting Chinese language teaching in United States. It is dedicated to enhancing the nation’s capacity for the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture by sharing cutting-edge practices and examples with educators and policymakers.
Source: SWUPL NEWS